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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Seniors and Retirement Security

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June 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today re-stated his opposition to the House Republican plan to privatize Medicare as a Bloomberg analysis of Census data showed that the Second District of Connecticut is one of the 10 Congressional districts hardest hit by the plan’s changes. According to Bloomberg:

June 3, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging practical changes to new face-to-face reporting requirements for home health care services. The bipartisan letter is cosigned by 105 Members of Congress.  

May 6, 2011 Op-Ed
​My father, Bob Courtney, was a lifelong Republican. He paid his bills on time and took pride in his self-reliance.
April 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT), U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) and Congressman Tom Latham (R-IA) today introduced legislation to fix an arbitrary Medicare policy that excludes coverage of skilled nursing care. Under current Medicare policy, a beneficiary must have an “inpatient” hospital stay of at least three days for Medicare to cover skilled nursing care. Patients who receive hospital care on “observation status” do not qualify for this benefit, even if their hospital stay lasts longer than three days.    

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